Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Taking Care of Your Body

I wrote this a week ago and never published it: I did go to the gym last night.  I got off of work at 9 PM and was able to dash over to make it for the hip hop class. I love hip hop dancing as a form of getting my heart rate up and burning some calories.  It just makes me feel so great!  I find myself hitting hard and throwing myself into moves while I imagine I am actually really good and performing on So You Think You Can Dance.  I absolutely looove that show!  I convinced hubby to get a DVR specifically for that show (but don't worry I record lots of other great ones too, haha).  Do any of you watch it?  I love watching dancers bust a move with an incredible amount of talent and athleticism.  I wish that I could dance like that.

I think that a big part of taking care of yourself means taking care of your body.  The easiest way to take care of your body is by doing active things that are fun!  It's so easy to get in the habit of watching shows like So You Think You Can Dance and remembering the days that you use to have energy.  That is one reason why I recommitted to the gym, to increase my energy so that I could start having fun being more active again.  When

Your body is the home of your spirit and your soul.  In order to have balance physically, emotionally, and spiritually you have to make sure you are taking care of yourself.  Be active, eat fruits and veggies, drink lots of water, and then suddenly as your more aware of your physical needs your spirit and soul become more and more alive!

During this time of year, I think it is really hard for people to slow down and take care of number one.  Are you remembering to take care of yourself?  Are you trying to create a balance physically, emotionally, and spiritually?  If you've been neglecting your own needs, I recommend you jump-start your recommitment to your own well-being.  Do something like go for a walk, drink more water, go get a massage, take time to relax or meditate. I wish you a balanced December :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 update:
I just wanted to let you know that I have been going to the gym every day (except I took the weekend off) woo hoo!  It feels SO good to be more active.  My body is a little bit sore, but I can feel it thanking me every day.  I believe more and more that in order that my physical health affects me emotionally and spiritually.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Today is the First Day of My Commitment

I have been on a health program for over a month that has allowed me to feel really good about myself.  Let's just say I was able to lose a comfortable amount of weight and inches.  Maybe someday I will be brave enough to post my before and after pictures?  But honestly, probably not because I took them for myself not ever planning on sharing them.  Needless to say, now that I have lost the weight I gained over the summer (remember that little freak out I had?) and a pound or two extra, I am excited to keep my momentum going.  Today I am going to the gym, and now that I have the hang of healthy eating I cannot wait to get toned muscles and a flat tummy!  Usually once I commit to going to the gym I am pretty good at going.  However, I haven't really been to the gym since before I got married!  Therefore, I am a little nervous about my new commitment.  That is why I am telling you, my friends, because since I have said I will do it out loud I now have to keep my commitment.

The hottest I have ever felt in my entire life was when I lived in Hawaii and spent every free day at the beach in a swimming suit.  I'm going on a cruise over Christmas break, and I hope to "relive" that feeling!  Wish me luck!

Image taken from a Women's Heath Article.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Never to Late to Give Thanks

Thank you everyone for the Happy Anniversary wishes :) you made me smile.  November seemed to go by SO quickly!  Hubby and I were able to go "home" to spend Thanksgiving holiday with my family, which was wonderful.  I always love the feeling I get when I go home.  It always helps remind me of things that I am grateful for, and it really jump-started the whole "holiday spirit" for me.

I am thankful for:
My husband
My family
My in-laws
My friends
Our neighbors and friends we have made together as newlywedsOur health
My employment offers
My bachelor's degree from BYU
My blog
My twitter/blogger friends
Our Christmas decorations
The diet I just did that was incredibly successful (I'll tell you more later)
Our beautiful first "home" aka the 1 bedroom apt we live in
Our dishwasher and washer/dryer
The memories I made and experiences I had while I was single
My passions and future passions
My entrepreneur drive and ambition
The knowledge that I am a daughter of God, and He loves me and He loves you.
Forgiveness, so that I can start over and strive to be a better person every day.

Seriously, my list goes on forever.  I know that this post is a little bit belated, but ever since Thanksgiving day when I began thinking of my blessings I can't help but express gratitude.  What are you grateful for?